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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 9, 2019 11:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 24 years...and the Twinkie industry still hasn't recovered

Interesting question; obviously (I think), if your hero is going strong (Buddy Holly) or in a long decline (Elvis, Jerry, IMHO), it makes a big difference. In the former case, yrs to recover and celebrate? In the latter, you've already grieved and given up on them, so it actually rekindles interest? That was me 100%; I listened to the DEAD much more in the late 90s than the previous ten yrs, by far, and began spreading the word again--you know how obnoxious I can be--to one and all. It exploded when I arrived here, as the record attests. I've been celebrating the DEAD (ie, 1965-1971 version) for 24 yrs now, like I used to in the mid 70s. A little strange, really.

I know many of you others were not in this same state of mind, but I think reading the other replies, many of you had already started the grieving process, no?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 9, 2019 12:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 24 years...and the Twinkie industry still hasn't recovered

I hate to admit it, but my friends and I had what amounted to a Deadpool regarding when he would pass. We all felt it would be sooner rather than later, but I will note for the record that I came in third with a guess of December 99. I had a picture of him dropping on stage at 11:59 PM.



And for the morbidly curious, the winner had September 95. We've never looked at him the same since.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Aug 9, 2019 12:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 24 years...and the Twinkie industry still hasn't recovered

Ack, so do my circle. Irvine Meadows 84. It was scary and sad. I didn't give him to 1999. This is a picture of a 41 yo man. :(

http://www.deadlistening.com/2008/08/1984-june-30-indianapolis-sports-center.html

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Poster: Reade Date: Aug 12, 2019 8:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 24 years...and the Twinkie industry still hasn't recovered

Yes, it had already started... The only reason I rounded up a few stalwarts to attend the spring '94 run at Desert Sky, as I informed them at the time, was that it might be our last opportunity to see him. We were paying our respects.